All ARCA Roads Lead To Rockingham In 2009 ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (November 1, 2008) -- After only one year of again having secured a place on the motorsports map, Rockingham Speedway will return to the spotlight as all ARCA...
All ARCA Roads Lead To Rockingham In 2009
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (November 1, 2008) -- After only one year of again having secured a place on the motorsports map, Rockingham Speedway will return to the spotlight as all ARCA RE/MAX Series roads will lead to the historic 1-mile track in 2009.
Rockingham will host two ARCA RE/MAX Series races next season, including the season finale.
"The second race definitely means a lot to us," speedway owner Andy Hillenburg said Saturday. "ARCA and the speedway will be doing a campaign next year saying 'All Roads Lead to Rockingham.' That's going to be exciting throughout the year, building up for the event.
"Our first (ARCA) event (in May 2008) was a huge success; the biggest ARCA race in their 56-year history. The ARCA people loved the race and that's why we were able to get the points championship to be decided here."
Rockingham's two ARCA RE/MAX races next year are scheduled for April 19 and Oct. 11. The 22-event season kicks off in February at Daytona and covers 13 states and Canada before ending its season at "The Rock."
Hillenburg said special promotions surrounding the season finale would be conducted throughout the year.
"There is so much history here and to be able to get a lot of it restarted and not forget the history that was here and try to be able to add to it, I feel very proud of that," Hillenburg said.
The race winner's trophy given at Rockingham is identical to the one presented to the NASCAR victors prior to the track's closing after the 2004 NASCAR Cup race. It also is made by the trophy's original manufacturer -- Hayes Jewelers in Lexington, N.C.
"We also have our second 'Rock' out front and we're going to be chiseling our winners into the second 'Rock' going forward," Hillenburg added. "The community is excited, the racing community is excited. We're just really overjoyed to be a part of it."